What could be more perfect than riding in a Viking style boat in the home of the Norse? Wind. Wind would help since it’s in essence a sailboat. This is the fourth time we’ve taken a sailboat ride (Barcelona, Maine, San Diego) and the third time we’ve been completely devoid of wind while doing so. We’re seriously beginning to wonder if it’s us. A little breeze to be able to travel a little more distance out into the bay would have been really nice. Fortunately, we still had a fabulous time. I was enlisted to help raise the sail and despite my nearly 85% Nordic heritage, I apparently would have made a fairly poor Viking sailor. The sail gets real heavy as you get it farther up, but I finished the task. Since the wind was not cooperating, a fishing line was put out and rather successfully some dinner for the crew (no, seriously) was caught. The weather was beautiful and the captain, from Massachusetts (??), showed us a good tour despite our unfavorable wind conditions. And sailing in and out of the beautiful Bergen harbor is pretty special as well.